Women’s Dinner Party Raises Close to $500,000


From left to right: Urvashi Vaid; M. Jane Powers; Lori Griffiths; Dr. Jenny Potter; Dr. Judy Bradford, recipient of the Dr. Susan M. Love Award; Dr. Susan M. Love; John Koss, Chair of Fenway’s Board of Directors; Angela L. Rappoli; and Dr. Stephen Boswell, President & CEO of Fenway Health, on stage during the Love Award presentation.
Photo: TRT/Alex Mancini

BOSTON, Mass.—Fenway Health held a successful Women’s Dinner Party on April 11, raising close to $500,000 in cash, pledges and in-kind donations to support the life-saving services and programs at Fenway Health. The organization presented Judith B. Bradford, PhD, Director of the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute, with the Dr. Susan M. Love Award. Dr. Bradford was honored for her longstanding commitment and contributions to the health of sexual and gender minorities.

The organization thanked all of their “Table Captains and Event Team, our corporate sponsors, Dr. Susan M. Love Award recipient Dr. Judy Bradford, Kate Clinton, Booty Vortex, DJ Leah V, and more than 1,100 lesbian and bisexual women, transgender people, friends, supporters and volunteers who attended the 2015 Women’s Dinner Party for helping to make the event such a huge success! And a special thanks goes out to our Event Chairs, M. Jane Powers, Lori Griffiths, and Angela L. Rappoli, whose hard work made the night possible.”

Each year, the Dr. Susan M. Love Award is given to honor and celebrate a woman and/or organization that has made a significant contribution to the field of women’s health. The Love Award is given in honor of its founding recipient, Dr. Susan M. Love, a pioneer in the fields of women’s health and breast cancer. Love helped found the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center in 1992 and currently heads up the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, which is dedicated to eradicating breast cancer.

The Women’s Dinner Party was held on April 11, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. The Women’s Dinner Party is an elegant attire fundraiser for Fenway Health that brings together more than 1,000 lesbian, transgender and bisexual women and their friends and supporters for a night of dinner and dancing.

This year’s event is made possible thanks to the hard work of honorary event chair Elyse Cherry and event chairs Lori Griffith, M. Jane Powers, and Angela L. Rappoli, as well as the support of our generous corporate sponsors.

Year after Year, The Rainbow Times covers the Women’s Dinner Party. In the past, TRT has also proudly donated funds to the development of the first Fenway Health mammography suite. Please check out the photos that TRT’s Alex Mancini took of that successful night here.

[From a News Release]


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